Friday, April 17, 2009

An interesting observation of Arctic Skua (16 April 2009)

Today it was cloudy and partially rainy. We made a very interesting record here in Aras Station. We saw an arctic skua. Not only our Finnish ringer Jukka but also our British ringer Richard identified it and we also took some pictures however they are not in very good quality. Besides arctic skua, we observed 1 great snipe, 1 griffon vulture, 1 bearded tit, 2 redshanks, 1 booted eagle, 1 egyptian vulture, 1 merlin, 1 golden eagle, 1 black stork, 6 Alpine swifts. Today we ringed 11 birds out of 5 species.
Today's birds are:

House sparrow
Lesser whitethroat

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